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Lenovo Flex 2 14 HDD Upgrade

Q: Lenovo Flex 2 14 HDD Upgrade

Hi everyone! May I check if Lenovo Flex 2-14 (Model: 20404, Core i7 4510U) support 2TB 2.5" Seagate Firecuda HDD? The z-height is just 7mm so it should fit perfectly. Just that I am not sure if the particular size and model are supported or not. Hope to hear from you guys soon, thanks in advance.

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Hello, I recently purchased Lenovo Flex 5 (14") laptop (Part Number:  80XA0011US). This comes with 16.0GB DDR4 2133 MHz and 1TB 5400 RPM+128GB PCIe SSD.  My question is as follows: Can I upgrade the Hard Drive to more capacity like 256 GB SSD or 512 GB SSD in future? If yes, can I get this done via Lenovo Support or do I need to do it on my own? Basically, I just want to know if the System provides me the ability to upgrade Hard Drive - both HDD and SSD. 













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A:Regarding Lenovo Flex 5 (14") Laptop - Upgrade SSD and HDD Possible?

Hi dacoffee,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Yes you may upgrade your Flex 5-1470 SSD to 256 and 512 GB capacity for your future need.
Tech support can only assist on information and the original parts tied on the warranty but not on doing the upgrade nonetheless you have us here in our community to help you do your upgrade if needed.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards
 

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Hi Guys,              I hope you guys doing great. I'm actually new to lenovo forum and this is my first post so apoligies in advance of any typo or error.             I have lenovo flex 15, its running great with hybrid sshd. i recently purchased kingston ssd (512 gb). I was able to install windows in it successfully but after some usage it got freeze and went into not responding state, i then restarted it and it gave my Disk Read Error at bios time. I tried to install windows 2-3 times again to make sure of windows installation and all went perfect again until it gave the very same error again. since then it sometimes boot perfectly (but after soome usage become unresponsive) or sometime it directly give Disk Read Error.             After some research i though the ssd is faulty and i had to buy another one. This time i bought intel ssd 520 series 240gb. Sadly it repeated the very same behaviour again. Like its giving disk ready error most of the time.  After some research i found that i need to change sata mode from IDE to AHCI, and i tried to change it but looks like there is no such option in my laptop Bios menu (not even in advance option). But a guide explaind if you look into IDE ATA Controllers under Device Manager then if it contains AHCI keyword in its name then it means the laptop is running AHCI mode. So i... Read more

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Hi, I was thinking of buying this hybrid:https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16834332513 And then upgrading it with this:https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820250085 I'm not clear on whether this voids the warranty or not? As close as I can understand it, it "may" if I mess something up? I've opened at least 100 laptops without messing anything up, so I'm confident I can do it without damaging anything, but I have also seen motherboards and touchscreens die in the first year, and don't want to mess up that part of the warranty for an SSD upgrade. I figured I'd make sure it powered on, then shutdown, crack it open, install the M.2 SSD, clone everything over, wipe the old SSD once into windows, and then finally perform the product registration. (Which uploads all your hardware specs? So they'd know everything was A-Okay with the new drive in place?) Thoughts? Anyone got more info on how strict they are with self service?

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Hello!Interested in replacing parts.At the moment on the hands of a laptop Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2-14 / i3-4030U / 4GB / 500SSHD / without a video cardIs it possible to replace the processor and install the geforcce 820M which is supposed to be higher in this notebook?Sincerely, Svyatoslav   

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Hi everyone I'm looking to upgrade my new Lenovo Flex 4 to an SSD.The full model of my machine : Lenovo Flex 4 1570 80SB0003US Intel Core i7 6th Gen 6500U (2.50 GHz) 8 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 15.6" Touchscreen 1920 x 1080 2-in-1 Laptop Windows 10 Home 64-Bit How can I replace the slow 5400 RPM HDD with my new SSD?Thanks, and will it void warranty?

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respected all,lenovo companion not working properly after upgrade to Windows 10 v 1703 (creator update)its shows errror even after update of system interface foundation driver Modle no: flex 3 1580 type 80R4system interfae foundation driver v 1.0.76.0lenovo companion v 3.72.1.0Windows 10 - 1703  requsted to all please informe me if any has fix for above issue.i had attached screen shot for above reported problem too. thank     

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I am currently using a Lenovo Flex 3 1470 and the keyboard for it stopped working and now I can't type any numbers or activate any function keys. I have spilled tea on my laptop and got it wet in the past so I am now looking to get my keyboard replaced.  I have managed to find some Flex 2 14 inch US keyboards on eBay for less than $20 that look exactly the same as the one on my laptop, but I can't be certain unless someone confirms.  Are the 2 keyboards the same? 

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So I have a Lenovo Flex 5 and a Lenovo Active Pen and the touchscreen works great with it. When I use writeIt by Lenovo, the pen has pressure sensitivity, but when I use any other software, I can't use that feature, and it is a pretty important one. Specifically, I need to use it with GIMP. I'm not sure if there's anything I can configure on that end for pressure sensitivity, but I hope there is some way I can use the pen for pressure sensitivity. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Hey guys, first time here and I just want to inform you that I'm not a genius so please talk like you're talking to a 9years old kid..

So my problem is as the title says.. Well it started when I opened my laptop from sleep mode then it was hanging up and then it suddenly turned blue with sad face.. I didn't read the problem clearly but i remember it saying a problem about "kernel_????_????"..

I tried to hard reset my laptop cause it was taking so much time then it ended up stuck on the logo... Now I'm the one with the blue sad face...



Hope you guys can help me as soon as possible., thanks in advance..

A:lenovo flex 15 is stuck on lenovo logo

Right, you mentioned it turned blue with a sad face, that is a Blue Screen of Death (or proper term is Kernel bugcheck) which indicates something has gone wrong.
In order to help we'll need the .dmp files.
Follow these instructions:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

Post back the correct files in your next reply, do note that it would be helpful if you uploaded them in another reply and not edit your first post as I won't get a notification via email you've edited the post.
It just helps me get back to you easier.

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As soon as I turn on my laptop the fan starts going full speed. The keyboard and touchpad does not work and the Wi-Fi won't turn on. The touch screen works so I can still use the laptop.
 

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Hi guys first post ever making and i am going to ask you guys if there is anyways i can add more ram to my flex  3 model 80ly i bought a 4 gb hoping to make a total of 6gb ram but cant figure out where it is 

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Hi All, my laptop was accidently fell down and the right side panel of the screen is broken. To make it precise - the display panel edge right side is broken. Can this be fixed. Also from the day it has fell down when I restart or start the laptop post shut down it takes almost 10 mins to login. Pls someone help me how to fix this.

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Hi,I have a lenovo flex 2-15(model name 20405) but my motherboard (PN: 5b20g36374) is fried. Is a motherboard PN:5B20G36277 compatible to my system?Thanks

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Problem: Press power button, turns on and no display. Press power button to turn off then press to turn on, doesn't turn on but power button light is flashing. Plug in the charger and turn the Flex 10 off and on again, still not on. Tapping the keyboard, touchpad hoping something happens, no. Give it a couple more seconds then it turns on. Lenovo loading sign comes up then goes to blue screen saying "collecting data because there was an error then will restart for you", restarts. "There was an error with loading Windows. Given two options; option 1: Choose a recovery setting or option 2: restart". Both options have been clicked before and nothing has happened. This time tried choosing option 1 again and the screen starts flickering and Flex 10 turns off. Flex 10 has been opened from the back to check if memory, HDD and all else is correctly in place.  Any solutions? Could the battery be the problem?Is it worth replacing it altogether? Thanks,Scott

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Does anyone have a Lenovo - Flex 4 1470? (Win10/64bit) I bought mine in July 2016 and yesterday when I signed on I got a pop-up from Lenovo telling me about a "critical" Lenovo update. I am pretty sure if was referring to BIOS update = v.0vcn.22ww / 120 MB.
I clicked for it to install and then another pop-up saying something about it (possibly) changing binaries, etc. I didn't know what that was all about and so I cancelled the downlod.
Today I phoned Lenovo and spoke to a woman who said "they" didn't recommend downloading/installing updates to BIOS unless I was having problem with this laptop.
As I asked, does anyone else have a Lenovo Flex 4.1470? If so, did you get this critical update notice and if you did, did you install it?
I am 81 years old and know nothing about these things and wonder if I should just forget about downloading the BIOS update? Or whether it MUST be downloaded for this Lenovo to operate properly.
Thanks for any help.
 

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Need Some help to try understand what really went wrong. My Girl Friend was using the laptop good, This is just some months old. She left it on over night, the next day it had issues then when we finally got it to power on it would not start properly. It goes in to bios to ask to select the hard drive to start. All it does it come back to that same screen even if you try to boot from a USB drive it would come back to the screen to select boot option. Has any face such similar problem and wish to guide me to help rectify please. Or anyone with advice for such issue, will appreciate your tips.

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I am looking at buying a Lenovo Flex 14 at a reasonable price but Im struggling to find if I have options that I want for HD.
I was going to go with a 1TB Hybrid drive but Im hearing bad reviews on them. The SSD that comes with it isnt near enough storage for me.
Then I thought, I could keep the SSD for the OS if I could install and additional HD for storage.
Can anyone tel me if there is a slot for an additional drive either as M.2, NGFF, mSATA or with an expansion using the optical drive slot?
Lenovo isnt very forthcoming with information on this that I can find.
 

A:Lenovo Flex 14 additional HD

According to the reviews I have read there are different versions of the flex 14. Some come with a 128Gb SSD, others come with a 500gb HDD. Also in the different version there are different CPUs. None of the reviews mention an optical drive and from the appearance of the case I see no ports that you could install one. Judging by the size of the case it doesn't appear to have a slot for a second hard drive.
 

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Not sure whats going on with the website, I entered in my serial number to make sure I was getting the specific drivers.  But nearly all the pieces of hardware have two different drivers. I havent had to download any yet so far since I havent done too much.  But, when it came down to video card drivers it listed Nvidia drivers and when I tried to install it it said that the compatible hardware was not found. Shouldnt there be only one driver? I mean.. maybe multiple versions, but they are listed completely different so I would believe they are different drivers completely. 

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My wife's Flex 14 stopped charging. I am thinking that battery is old and need replacement (I hope), but when I look on the Lenovo site, I do not see the battery. I tried contacting Lenovo, who argued with me that the battery is sealed (wrong), but finally send me to Emcompass parts. They looked up the serial number and was able to correctly identify the computer, but could not find the part number for the battery. They then transfer me to Geek Squad for some reason. I did see a few battery on sale at Amazon, but they appear to be greatly smaller in capacity (2200 instead of 3560 ma). Anyone know how I can order the higher capacity battery or at least locate the actual part number ? Is this normal, I never had issue getting batteries for my Dells. Paul 

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I have a lenovo flex 2 14 and it doesnt turn on.. I think the motherboard is dead and i'm trying to get a new one. I bought the computer in Austra and I can't find the part, I even asked a lenovo part retailer and he couldn't find it.. Anyone knows how could I get lenovo to find it? The computer is under warranty but right now i'm in USA and i cant send it in so i would like to buy the motherboard and have it shipped to the USA so I could replace it myself.Any ideas?Thank! PS: the computer S/N is WB15534056and the motherboard part number is 5B20G36323

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There is a lot of fan noise. My laptop is just 10days old.Should I have to replace the laptop?

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Hello. Thank you for taking the time to read this.I got a Lenovo Flex 2 15 a while ago. Over these three months I've tried to find information wether this laptop supports a stylus to draw with to begin with, and which models would those be.After searching in forums, sent pms to Lenovo support via Facebook and being utterly ignored, contacting support of styluses makers (Adonit for example) I always get the same copy pasted get X stylus for Ipad and X for *other lenovo models, like Yoga700, etc* which do not seem to list my model among them. Perhaps it is because of the year or because Lenovo Flex 2 is not being made anymore, which I noticed after getting it, sadly. So I ask once again... perhaps this time someone will know! Does the Lenovo Flex 2 15 support Wacom or any other brand styluses to draw on the screen with? If so, which is the model I should go for? Thank you again for any answer that you could provide.













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A:Stylus for Lenovo Flex 2 15

It doesn't support Wacom digitizers, but you can get a capacitive stylus and that'll work.
Here's a good one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AUVS3HU/?tag=thewire06-20&linkCode=xm2&ascsubtag=WC20560

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Hi everyone!I am looking for ram to upgrade my lenovo flex 2 15 which has only 4 gb of ram and it's so so slow. I have found on the forums information about ram upgrade that it can be done. I have free slot avaialable. I have found in the manuals that it can handle only 1600 mhz speed. I am not sure which brand I am supposed to buy.. I have found Crucial RAM 8GB DDR3 1600 MT/s CL11 SODIMM 204pin and judging on informations from my system info software it is compatible with my system.  What do you think? 

A:Which RAM brand for Lenovo Flex 2 15?

Hi LeiceQ,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
The hardware manual for your system does have ram listing of OEM certified ram.
In cases when you need to get third party ram for upgrade, just make sure that it shares the same specification (DDR3L low voltage(1333MHz/1600MHz) SODIMM 2) and review return options.
 
This discussion would further answer your query on your planned upgrade.
 
Regards

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My Lenovo Flex won't respond at all when I try to wake it up from sleep mode. I've tried to unplug it and hold the power button down for 30 seconds, but the light just keeps flashing. It's been unplugged all day, so to help battery should be really low, but it's not turning off. Any ideas or suggestions on what to do? I go back to classes soon and I need it for my classes, so I really need it up and running asap.

A:Lenovo Flex Won't Wake Up

This seems to be a widespread issue with Lenovo laptops for a very long time, but there appears to be very little effort being taken by Lenovo support to provide its customers with the solution, or a document with the steps to resolve the issue. Holding the power button down for 30 seconds should (on nearly all laptops and desktop computers) forces a hard power off, but apparently that does not work on Lenovo Laptops when they gets stuck in this state. From what I can gather from various forums on the Internet, the only way to get the system booting again, sort of waiting until the battery dies, is to remove the rear cover, and unplug the battery, wait a minute or so, and and then pug it back in.   Some users also report that updating the video driver, and perhaps the BIOS, will resolve the issue, but Lenovo Support has chosen to remain silent (publicly anyway) on which one, if any, is an actual fix on any of the many forum posts regarding the error, which leads me to believe that they haven't a clue. You do not mention what exact model of Flex you have, so I cannot point you too any of the instructions online on how to remove your cover and unplug the battery, so you might post the model number (not the serial number) in the forum,  or open a ticket with Lenovo Support, although I sounds like their phone support has not been too much help for others.  Good Luck,

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Bought my Flex 4 several months ago and every so often IO get a little pop-up at bottom right of screen saying something like "Lenovo Credential Needed."Just what is this and what do I have to do? I don't want to click on it and then find out I did something I should not have done or have signed-up for something I didn't want, etc.Can someone enlighten me?

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I have numerous devices that work just fine on other laptops running Windows 10 (64bit) or Windows 7 (64 Bit) however my Lenovo Flex 5-1570 (Type 81CA) does not recognize any of the USB 2.0 devices they come up in device manager as: This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)Access is denied.To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver. I am logged in as the administrator so this should not be denied. When I attemp to "Update Driver" I get the following message: Windows encountered a problem installing the drivers for your device Windows found drivers for your device but encountered an error while attempting to installthem.Disk driveAccess is denied.If you know the manufacturer of your device, you can visit their website and check the supportsection for drivers. Any Assistance in correcting this issue would be appreciated.  

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Anyone has a tutorial on how to open up an ideapad flex 4 so I can change hard drive?

A:Lenovo ideapad flex 4

Hello ShotokenThanks for using the Lenovo forums.If you check the hardware manual, that should be able to walk you through how to open it up and what order.
 
You can also find it on the support page: https://support.lenovo.com/de/en
 
 
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I was wondering if a eGPU setup would work on the Flex 5 since it has an NGFF port. Any thoughts?

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Anyone has a tutorial on how to open up an ideapad flex 4 so I can change hard drive?

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I need Windows 8
I need a really small laptop
I need fast booting
I need to have 20+ Chrome tabs open + a few more on Firefox

I was thinking of getting the LENOVO Flex 10
Seems really cheap. Has a touch screen

Good idea? Bad idea?

Thanks
OM
 

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I am thinking about purchasing the following and wonder if someone would tell me what they think about it or if they already own one and how they like it:

Lenovo - Flex 4 1470 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Pentium - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive Weighs 3.86 lbs. and measures 0.8" thin

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-...D=1&siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-X_jbAmd8IenR6wnXAaenjQ
 

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Even though I charged my laptop, it won't turn on. I have also held the power button for a long period. I have an internal battery, so I cant take it out. 

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Bought my Flex 4 several months ago and every so often IO get a little pop-up at bottom right of screen saying something like "Lenovo Credential Needed."Just what is this and what do I have to do? I don't want to click on it and then find out I did something I should not have done or have signed-up for something I didn't want, etc.Can someone enlighten me?

A:Lenovo - Flex 4 1470 2-in-1 14"

Hi there, Alicez           -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
You can try setting the credentials for this device in the Windows Credential Manager: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/what-is-credential-manager You can locate the Credentials Manager by clicking the Windows start button and typing in "Credentials".
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
Regards,
 
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Hi ,I try to have linux in flex 2, I use UBUNTU 16.04 and i high fan speed and high temperature ,is there any body use linux in Flex 2 and satisfied with the performance of linux distro?plz help me

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Does the Lenovo Flex 4 15" have a removable battery?

A:Lenovo Flex 4 15" Battery

Hi Forrest_Canton , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Based on the hardware manual page 36 , battery is internal and is considered FRU (field replaceable unit). Removing it would require opening the base cover. 
 
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Hope this help answer your query.
 
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Help, my new LeNOVO IdeaPad Flex 10 crashed and all recovery attempts failed.I need the original product key to download the original Windows 8.1. from Microsoft.Much thanks for any help!! 













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A:LeNOVO IdeaPad Flex 10

Dear Orang
 
welcome in lenovo community 
 
Kindly send us in a private massage your machine serial number . and the error massage you used to get durring the recovery .
 
let us know
 
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Hello everyone!I just bought a flex 5 i7 8th generation laptop from microsoft canada's website. So, far I have only done some normal use and it has been running quite hot. I can't even put it on my lap for more than 5-10 mins. Can anyone suggest what might be an issue or is there anyone else also having the sams issue? I do hear the fan everyone once in a while but mostly the fan is quite but the bottom of the laptop is getting really hot.

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